HKSAR v. WONG YUT WAH

HCCC 90/2013

IN THE HIGH COURT OF THE

HONG KONG SPECIAL ADMINISTRATIVE REGION

COURT OF FIRST INSTANCE

CRIMINAL CASE NO 90 OF 2013

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HKSAR
v
WONG Yut-wah
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Before: The Honourable Madam Justice V Bokhary

Date: 9 December 2013 at 10.01 am

Present: Mr Harish Melwaney, SPP, of the Department of Justice, for HKSAR
Ms Catherine Wong, instructed by Messrs Tangs Solicitors (assigned by DLA), for the accused

Offence: Trafficking in a dangerous drug(販運危險藥物)

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Transcript of the Audio Recording

of the Sentence in the above Case

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COURT: Accused, you stand convicted of one charge of trafficking in a dangerous drug, you having pleaded guilty at the Magistrates’ Courtand you having been committed to this court for sentence today. The quantity of drugs involved is 13.86 grammes of a crystallinesolid containing 13.73 grammes methamphetamine hydrochloride.

I have taken into account everything urged on your behalf and being as lenient as I can, I adopt a starting point of 7 years’ imprisonment.Having considered everything that has been urged on your behalf, particularly your plea of guilty and the fact that there are specialcircumstances on the papers which justify a lenient view being taken of the facts, I am prepared to reduce the sentence from thatstarting point to one of 3½ years’ imprisonment. You are therefore sentenced to 3½ years’ imprisonment.